+ Reply to Thread
Page 5 of 6 FirstFirst ... 3456 LastLast
Results 41 to 50 of 52
  1. #41
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    2,669
    Thanks
    1,004
    Thanked
    2,412
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia&Hannah View Post
    I find this slightly amusing. I went to school in India and my yr 1 class had 60 kids to one teacher. And my yr3 class had 73. We had 7-8 classes per grade.

    The local private boys school had 100kids to every class.
    That's hardly ideal though...

  2. #42
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    6,868
    Thanks
    5,192
    Thanked
    3,894
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Full House View Post
    That's hardly ideal though...
    Puts it in a different light tho doesn't it?

  3. #43
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    2,669
    Thanks
    1,004
    Thanked
    2,412
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia&Hannah View Post
    Puts it in a different light tho doesn't it?
    Not really....comparing the Indian education system to the Australian education system is like comparing apples with oranges.

  4. #44
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    2,841
    Thanks
    1,819
    Thanked
    1,421
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    This is a better link as the other one went through the whole handbook

    https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/media/dow...tin_130203.pdf
    It's only 13 pages... and class size is clearly outlined.

    Your link is statistics, not an actual outline. I was pointing out that there is no legally defined maximum, just an agreement.

  5. #45
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    my house
    Posts
    17,698
    Thanks
    1,391
    Thanked
    7,288
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by DT75 View Post
    It's only 13 pages... and class size is clearly outlined.

    Your link is statistics, not an actual outline. I was pointing out that there is no legally defined maximum, just an agreement.
    13 pages

    It may only be an outline but it demonstrates (concisely - only 1 page ) the average class size in nsw public schools rather than a department document.

    It may only be an agreement and I can understand that some classes might go over by 1 or 2 students due to new arrivals in schools but I can sure as shiz guarantee that as

    a) a public school teacher I would be raising my concern with the union and dept if I had 24 kindergarten children in my class or I was over by more than 2 on other grades and

    b) would be complaining as a public school parent if my daughter in year 1 had more than 2 over the "agreement"

    The link I posted proves that generally the agreement is being upheld

  6. #46
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    10,294
    Thanks
    3,115
    Thanked
    6,304
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Out of curiosity in public schools what do they do if they have 28 kids enrolled for kindy - what do they do with the extra 8 kids? Surely this would happen sometimes?

  7. #47
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Posts
    1,008
    Thanks
    779
    Thanked
    774
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    Out of curiosity in public schools what do they do if they have 28 kids enrolled for kindy - what do they do with the extra 8 kids? Surely this would happen sometimes?
    If numbers permit across the grade they create a new class.

  8. #48
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    At the beach
    Posts
    10,495
    Thanks
    1,430
    Thanked
    9,003
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 17/10/14100 Posts in a week
    Quote Originally Posted by SSecret Squirrel View Post
    If numbers permit across the grade they create a new class.
    And sometimes creat a combined class. So at our old public school you'd frequently get a combined kindy and preprimary class. The older kids in kindy and younger preps would usually go into it.

  9. #49
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    my house
    Posts
    17,698
    Thanks
    1,391
    Thanked
    7,288
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts

    Default Kindergarten class sizes

    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    Out of curiosity in public schools what do they do if they have 28 kids enrolled for kindy - what do they do with the extra 8 kids? Surely this would happen sometimes?
    They would have to create another class. If the school had the money, they could create 2 classes of 14 or they would have a K/1 class.

  10. #50
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    1,391
    Thanks
    812
    Thanked
    688
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I don't have kids in school yet but I went to a Catholic school and in my primary class there were always around 30 kids, except one year when they tried to do a combined class with another grade which they apparently decided was not working as it only happened once.
    I don't remember our teachers ever struggling to teach or control the class, but maybe that's just me not remembering properly. At any rate, most of the kids from my primary class were top of the grade in high school so I guess they did alright.


 

Similar Threads

  1. Tell me about Kindergarten !
    By Elijahs Mum in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 45
    Last Post: 16-11-2015, 19:09
  2. Kindergarten- am I expecting too much?
    By yadot in forum Preschools and Schools
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 06-02-2015, 21:43
  3. Kindergarten and CCB
    By Amy31983 in forum Preschools and Schools
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 14-01-2015, 15:13

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Nice Pak Products
Australian Made and Owned. The Baby U Goat Milk Skincare range is enriched with soothing goats milk sourced from country, Victoria. Goat's milk has a pH level close to that of our own skin and contains natural sources of amino acids and vitamins.
sales & new stuffsee all
The Health Hub
Give a new mum a fitness boost for Christmas & New Year. Studio-based, small group training sessions - cardio, strength, core, Pilates & boxing. Choice of 16 hrs per week, flexible-arrival feature - bubs & kids welcome! Gift vouchers available.
featured supporter
Carmels Beauty Secrets
An online beauty and wellness site which offers simple and effective time saving methods and tips which help you look younger for longer.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!